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Prof. Louise Fresco, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Louise Fresco shows us why we should celebrate mass-produced, supermarket-style white bread. She says environmentally sound mass production will feed the world, yet leave a role for small bakeries and traditional methods.

Our Food and Agriculture in Numbers

This infographic shows all the numbers collected by FAO in regards to the state of food and agriculture in the world.

The Socio-Economic Impacts of Currently Commercialised Genetically Engineered Crops

This review summarises the results of the literature on the broader set of socio-economic impacts of genitically engineered crops.

A Guide to Understanding Modern Agricultural Biotechnology

Foods produced using biotechnology that are currently available are safe for people and our planet, and in some cases the technology may be used to improve safety.

What is the Difference between Cross Breeding, GMO & Cross-Pollination?

Confused about the difference between GMO, hybridization, and cross-pollination? Dr Kevin Folta explains the difference between the breeding methods.

Bill Gates Tackles Controversy over GM Crops at UC Berkeley

Gates discussed some of the controversies surrounding GM crops and explained how improving resistance to drought with new seeds is important to feeding people in developing countries.

Discover Monsanto: The conversation

Ask here all the questions you've ever wanted to ask Monsanto.

4 GMO Myths, Debunked

Fast forward 20 years, and GMOs, are front and center in an ongoing debate about the future of agriculture. But many questions remain: Are GMOs safe to eat? Should mandatory labeling be required in all grocery stores?

Chill Out! We've been Genetically Modifying Food for Tens of Thousands of Years

Listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson - an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator - discussing GM food.

Why I'm pro GMO

GMOs soon may be crucial to feeding—and curing—the skyrocketing world population.

A Decade of EU-Funded GMO Research

The EC research compendium "A decade of EU-funded GMO research" revealed that over the last 25 years, more than 500 independent research groups have investigated the safety of GM crops. 

Brawl in the EU on GM Maize (SV)

Johan Bergendorff and two Swedish MEPs, Carl Schlyter och Christofer Fjellner, debate on GM maize Mon1507.

 

Prof. Luis Herrera-Estrella, National Laboratory for Genomics, Mexico

Opposition to technology is not based on real arguments, and those convening such misleading information should be aware of the consequences of their action.

Bt Brinjal - Safer, Better & Affordable

The video captures the diverse views of experts, farmers and consumers on Bt brinjal in India, going through myths of science, safety, regulation and economics of Bt brinjal for the Indian society.

Feeding the World with Agricultural Biotechnology

For ag-biotech opponents, unfortunately it’s easier to spread fear over the safety of consuming GM food rather than attempt to present sound, scientific reasoning. And the reason is clear: They have no case to make, because GM food is safe to grow and eat. 

ABCA Launches Agbiotech Guide

The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) launched The Official Australian Reference Guide to Agricultural Biotechnology and GM Crops in Canberra at the 14th Annual Science Meets Parliament.

Enough: The Fight for a Food-Secure Tomorrow

Not one person has suffered negative effects from innovations like GMOs, yet 25,000 people die every day from malnutrition. We need to focus on solutions instead of arguing “what-if” scenarios that have no scientific basis.

Making Sense of GM

Sense about Science: In the guide scientists and agriculturalists explain what is the genetic modification of plants and why scientists are doing it, putting GM into the context of developing plant breeding. More here

EASAC: Planting the Future

Agriculture faces major challenges to deliver food security at a time of increasing pressures. The new EU legislation requiring farmers to reduce reliance on crop protection chemicals creates additional challenges for maintaining levels of crop productivity.

Public Attitudes to Science - UK Survey

Public Attitudes to Science 2014 is the fifth in a series of studies looking at attitudes to science, scientists and science policy among the UK public. It shows that the UK public are as enthusiastic about science as they ever have been.

Princess Anne, United Kingdom

Princess Anne explaines why she supports genetically modified crops - despite her brother Prince Charles being an outspoken opponent of them.

Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States

Genetically engineered crops (mainly corn, cotton, and soybeans) were planted on 169 million acres in 2013 in the US. Their adoption has saved farmers time, reduced insecticide use, and enabled the use of less toxic herbicides.

Nature Biotech - 2013 Key Facts

175.2 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally in 2013. Here are key facts on transgenic crops in the form of graphics.

How GM can Help Save your Favorite Foods

Advances in genetic modification offer some unique tools that can help increase food production despite these challenges.

How Crops are Genetically Modified?

The infographic presents four main ways in which crops have been genetically modified by humans: traditional breeding, mutagenesis, RNA interference and transgenics.

Independent Scientist Kevin Folta on GM Food

Dr. Kevin Folta discusses GM food and provides his scientific opinion about the safety of the technology.

FFA2014: The environment in EU policies

Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment, pleads for giving people the right to choose on grounds of a clear understanding of biotech in agriculture and its environmental benefits. Listen to the FFA video: [54:30-59:30; 01:09:30-01:16:03]